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Motor City Brewing Works

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza, Pub
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470 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201-1220
(313) 832-2700
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Westland, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a very nice time at Motor City Brewing Works. Artsy people, very diverse crowd. The kind of place people congregate to have good conversation, drink a beer and eat pizza. The service was great, very friendly and timely. The parking isn't the greatest, but manageable. I used the parking lot entrance on Prentis. It was pretty dark. If the... More 

Thank berry313
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254 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since 1994, before it was cool, Motor City Brewing has served the people of Detroit. Wood-fired pizzas and craft beer--need I say more? The pizzas are great and the restaurant is beautifully made out of scrap material. They even use some local produce from a community garden. I'd go here every week if I lived closer.

Thank MichiganTravelwriter
Oakland County, Michigan
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210 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We were in the neighborhood at the Traffic Jam & Snug and spotted this brewery across the street. We were able to sit outside, upstairs and enjoyed the amber and an IPA. Both very good. Service was good, atmosphere was cool.

Thank dmacnmi
Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

If you're planning a trip to Mid-Town Detroit, don't miss the Motor City Brewing Works. It's situated in a great area, right across from the Shinola store (which is a destination in itself). The staff at MC Brewing Works is great. The building is small and seating was a little cramped, but they had the front doors/windows open so it... More 

Thank Andrew I
Owosso, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Great date place and awesome drinks. It was my first visit and would recommend to friends. Nice parking lot and extremely nice service.

Thank dickpillar
Detroit, MI
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165 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We stopped in here for a beer while we were wandering around - very cozy. My friend ordered Ghetto Blaster and I ordered Summer - both were satisfied. We sat the bar and had no complaints about service. Although we didn't ordered food, we were told the pizza is very good. Definitely will be back perhaps to eat next time.... More 

Thank Showmesun
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

The draw of beer and pizza was strong for this place. It has a lot of character and is in a cool neighbourhood with shops and other restaurants. The staff were friendly, and we enjoyed trying a flight of beers. Most were pretty decent, but we found the most popular - Ghettoblaster - to be a bit watered down. The... More 

Thank julesmay
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Says it all. Beer is great, we got a flight. The flights have six, yes six, samples. Excellent to really try their beers. Pizza is fantastic! They do have a salad as well. But not much beyond that, so if looking for a wide variety menu, don't go. If you want pizza and beer - go!

Thank Scdwc
Seattle, WA
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226 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Home of the Beer You Can Hear! Great little spot in the heart of the Cass Corridor Rebirth. I bought a 15 pack of their Ghettoblaster light ale for $15 bucks and it's one best souvenir's you could bring home. It's a little hard to pack but just check your luggage. Across the street from Shinola and Third Man records.... More 

Thank ScottD58
League City, Texas
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Local cherry wine was excellent! Beers very good! We loved the pizza. Greek style with spinach, chorizo and bacon mushroom. When in the area we will be back. Staff was friendly. Great service. Easy parking.

Thank Fbroz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 470 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201-1220
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: (313) 832-2700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?